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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property looked well kept. I had a nice room with a very comfortable bed. The front desk staff was exceptionally friendly, efficient and accommodating. Pulle, the main desk clerk gave me a nice upgrade to a larger room and king bed. The breakfast was quite substantial, though it needed replenishment @ 8:00 am. The location was downtown Oakland and... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback, and hope you will stay with us when you are in town. More 

Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the story of a hotel that is trying hard! And it shows. By that, I mean it is located in a seedy neighborhood where the car gets parked in a cage the front door is locked and homeless people roam (and sometimes yell out aggressively). BUT just a few blocks away are very charming places and it's just... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Clarion has endured some rugged reviews in the past, no doubt once deserved. But a close reading of others' comments did not deter us. As an affordable alternative to SF's outrageous room rates, the recently renovated and upgraded Clarion is a Bay Area keeper. From modern bathroom fixtures to neatly applied caulking, Clarion is clearly putting on a fresh face.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Location of the hotel is near the BART, however, the surroundings are not very safe. There are many homeless people on the streets and people talking to themselves. The room was quite small compared to its huge bathroom. The breakfast menu was great!

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for completing our survey. Being in a medium to big city in the united states unfortunately homeless is a norm and the cities are overwhelmed on how to address the issue. Most of the homeless are mentally unstable. As business owners there is nothing we can do to change the situation. More 

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I loved my stay here. It's definitely an older hotel, yet it's clean with a friendly staff and bonus! - free breakfast. Located in the middle of the downtown area, so it's easy to get to around to the sites. The room I had was on the tiny side. For a two-day business trip it was perfect. With the way... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for completing our survey. We would like to know the room you stayed in so our maintenance department can address the issue. More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I stayed at this hotel for five nights at the beginning of April. On Monday, when I returned to my room from my conference I found my door ajar with a washcloth. The person at the front desk called the maid who said she had no idea why it was propped open. There was not manager on duty. I was... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for completing our survey. I am aware of the incident and my front desk agent apologized and explained why the door was opened. The housekeepers use cleaning towels to hold the door open while cleaning rooms, in your instant the housekeeper forgot to close the door after finishing cleaning your room. We spoke to the housekeeper and disciplinary... More 

California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Within walking distances to BART, Federal Buildings, Chinatown, Jack London Square etc. The space is tight: small rooms but clean. Service is friendly. The complimentary breakfast is hot & tasty with bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes etc. The air conditioning was very noisy. All in all good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This review is little different ...i have a future booking at this hotel and i thought of giving 5 stars now only because of amazing and super friendly reception saff....i had a booking for a different hotel but i cancelled the reservation due rude customer service ..but i must say this hotel has won my heart already.. i spoke to... More 

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Thank Thilanka M
ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We do our best and we will continue to exceed you expectation. Look forward to seeing you on May 7th. Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Good accommodation near city center and fits your budget. Has free breakfast. What else you need when you are on a business trip. Just block away from Bay Area Rapid Transit ( BART) which provides access to Oakland and San Fransisco International Airport.

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Hope to see you soon . More 

San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

At $300 a night, I have to say this was a terrible value. The clerk had to lock out a person who was disturbed and she was the only one on duty. There was no security staff present. Although the staff were all professional and nice, the rooms look nothing like the pictures on the web or on the review.... More 

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. We do have security on duty, he divides his time between the parking lot and the hotel. We are a 64 room hotel and we did not think a second person at the front desk is necessary, but we will take your suggestion and staff more personal during the busy... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel is within walking distance to the Oakland Convention Center, BART Station, 8 miles from the Oracle Arena & Oakland Coliseum, City Hall, Federal Building, Alameda County Court House. 8 miles from Oakland International Airport (Take Bart from Airport to Hotel). Take Bart from Hotel to San Francisco.We have added parking, overnight rate $15. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

Address: 371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612-2636
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $147 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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